Fox Theatre

118 Broadway Avenue S,
Buhl, ID 83316

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Previously operated by: Harris-Voeller Theaters Inc.

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Although the archives of the Twin Falls Times-News mention a Fox Theatre in Buhl, there is no evidence to connect it with the well-known William Fox Theatres. Their are stories of the Fox Theatre going back to at least 1918 when a Michael Neilson owned it. Around that same time there are stories of boxing matches being held there. A Film Daily Yearbook from 1928 lists the Fox Theatre in Buhl as having 400 seats.

A June 24, 1928 article in the Salt Lake Tribune noted that C.C. Voeller, now owned the Fox Theatre. He and his partner, I.H. Harris, were remodeling two stores next door to the Fox Theatre to turn it into a new showplace. When the new theatre was completed the Fox Theatre would be converted to a store. The newer theatre was finally completed and the old Fox Theatre presumably closed. The building can be seen today in downtown Buhl next door to the Moorish-styled Ramona Theatre.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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pinesap on January 17, 2012 at 3:41 am

Jan.15,2012 found in a wall. July 1927 calendar showing the shows and days showing. with the phone # and serial # for the end of the month drawing.2 prizes to be awarded.10 dollars and a month free of shows for August.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

The July 7, 1917, issue of Exhibitors Herald had this brief item dateline Buhl, Idaho: “Work has been started on a new motion picture theater here.” As the Fox opened by 1918, it was most likely that new theater.

Universal Pictures' house organ, Universal Weekly mentioned M. Neilson of the Fox Theatre in Buhl, Idaho, in its issue of June 3, 1922.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 1, 2017 at 10:56 pm

I believe the correct address of the Fox must have been 115 Broadway, as it was next door to the Ramona Theatre. The building is currently occupied by a hair salon.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on November 1, 2017 at 11:48 pm

You should please scan or photograph the July 1927 calendar you mention, pinesap. I personally would love to see it (as would many others, to be sure!) and this is a good place to virtually preserve and share such treasures for posterity.

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